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Hybrid Car Servicing-Independent garages can service Hybrid cars including Pellon Autocentre in Halifax

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Hybrid Car Servicing

Hybrid Car Servicing

Of course, some people think that the “Hybrid Cars” have an edge over conventional cars. Therefore more expensive than the latter. Unlike normal cars, hybrid cars do not need much maintenance or their need some of their components changing?

Because of the many advantages. Thus, over conventional cars, hybrid Cars have gained a lot of popularity in a very short period of time. Hybrid Cars, as the name suggests. Function on a unique combination of a gas-powered internal combustion engine. Including, the clean energy of an electric motor.

While most hybrid cars make use of petrol. So there are some hybrid car models that use alternative fuels. Hence, such as diesel, ethanol alcohol, and fuel derived from plant materials.

Hybrid Car Servicing

Like standard petrol engined cars, then hybrid models have different characteristics and different parts.  One of the Ford hybrid models has a special air filter. This is for the battery pack cooling system. As a result the battery filter is located at the rear edge of the drivers side cargo area side glass. This filter should be replaced every 10,000 miles. Some models have different filter changing times but this will be in the service manual.

The fuel engine of a hybrid car requires similar maintenance as required by the engine of a normal car. Depending on the type of hybrid you have, oil changes should be made every 5,000-10,000 miles. Another benefit of the hybrid car is that owing to the regenerative brake system.

So the brake pads in hybrids last longer than those of an ordinary car. Because, they do not wear out easily, then the pads last longer and do not need changing as much as a normal car.

Another likeable part of the hybrid is that Unlike other electric cars. Then you need not have to plug in to the mains to recharge the batteries. Because the electric motor of the hybrid acts as a generator when the car is cruising or when brakes are applied. Bear in mind that the longevity of a battery extends considerably if the battery is never fully charged or completely drained.

Hybrid Car Servicing

Unlike normal cars, hybrid cars need less maintenance. Especially on their component parts. Suitable warranties are offered on battery packs, Including, emission parts of a hybrid car by most car dealers. Therefore, you can get the servicing done by professional mechanics at your local autocentre. So at a reasonable cost.

Thus, contrary to the common belief, hybrid cars need less maintenance than your standard petrol engined model. However due to modern design and engineering breakthrough’. Then all car whatever type they are require less maintenance. This seams to be great for the DIY motorists. But the drawback is the expensive equipment that is required to reset the computers and service and diagnostic lights.

Fortunately, for the small and medium garage sector, then we do keep up with ever changing need for new diagnostic tools and equipment. The only grey area that I can see is the battery problem? the petrol engine has a small lead acid battery to operate the lighting systems and other accessories. Of course this is because of the cost. A Li-On battery would be treble the price of a similar lead acid battery. Times this by millions of cars produced and theirs the answer.

Hybrid Car Servicing

The lead acid that is most commonly used is the 054 part number. The main drive battery is a different animal? Some companies allow the customer to lease the battery. However this has its drawbacks? as a result the driver could be tied into a contract for about three years. I believe the cost to be about an extra £60 to £70  a month on top of the cost of the car.

Also the Li-On battery could be bought out-rite for just under the £5,000 mark.

The threat of abolishing the petrol and diesel engined cars, will only strengthen our resolve to learn and to carry on fighting for our rights to repair these vehicles. As a result the small garage industry will learn and equip ourselves in order to serve the public.

Hence in a fair and squire manner by not ripping off the public. As some other sectors of the garage industry have done in the past. Especially when new technology comes along.

Eric Roberts